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Kermit and Mack appeared in ads for McGarry's Sausage. 11 ten-second ads were produced in 1964, and they aired from 1965 to 1968. 30 scripts were offered, including two written especially for the commercials, and in 1968 the ads were rerun and some were dubbed in French. Structurally, the ads were very similar to the ads produced for Wilkins Coffee (1957-1961) and Claussen's Bakery (1964-1966).
Mack's agenda of pushing McGarry's Sausage intruded on the bounds of his friendship with Kermit on several occasions. In one ad ("Wake Up"), Mack whispers to a sleeping Kermit, "Do you want McGarry's Sausages for breakfast?" Kermit murmurs and settles back down to sleep. Undaunted, Mack replies, "You should," and produces a pistol. He fires the gun into the air, yelling, "They start your day off with a BANG!" Kermit leaps out of bed, shaking and fearing for his life.
In other ads, Mack bites Kermit on the arm, makes him explode, and lets him drop from a high window.
List of titles
These are the official titles that appear in Henson's files.
- Blow Up
- Get on the Ball
- Give 'Em Eggs
- My Dead Body
- Wake Up
- Want a Bite
- You'll Get a Charge